Editor, Times-Union:
In early January, Rep. Rebecca Kubacki made it clear to the public she does not listen to the voters on issues, but rather takes her cues from experts on various subjects. In light of this, I am trying to figure out who Kubacki’s marriage experts are.
You see, Rep. Kubacki voted twice this week against the defense of traditional marriage. Kubacki did this after campaigning in favor of traditional marriage, and after supporting it with votes as recently as 2011.
Normally, a flip-flop like this would be both an outrage and a head-scratcher. However, if we can determine who Rep. Kubacki views as experts on marriage, maybe we can determine how her experts changed Kubacki’s mind about a sacred institution which is thousands of years old, and did it in only 36 short months.
My wife and I have been married for nine years. Some might consider us experts on marriage, but we don’t feel that way. We are simply two people who pledged, before God, our family, and our friends, to be husband and wife. Rep. Kubacki surely is not listening to us. Who are her marriage experts?
My parents have been married for almost 32 years. They have their ups and down, like all couples. But they guide me by their commitment to each other, and to the vows they took to be man and wife. I consider them to be experts on marriage, but Rep. Kubacki is taking her counsel on marriage from different quarters.
My grandparents have been married over 60 years! They inspire not only my entire family but also their friends and neighbors by the gentle affection they show each other in keeping their oaths to be one man and one woman united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony. Are they experts on marriage? Not to Rep. Kubacki and her marriage advisors.
They remain a mystery, these clever individuals who urged Rep. Kubacki to abandon her defense of traditional marriage. I call upon all readers to be on the lookout for Rep. Rebecca Kubacki’s marriage experts.
Nate Gephart
Pierceton, via e-mail